Saddam Hussein - Chile

David Lindsey filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
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Due Sept. 7, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: David Lindsey

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all communications sent to or from the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile from October 1, 2002 to May 1, 2003 concerning Saddam Hussein.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


David Lindsey

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of State

Dear Mr. Lindsey,

This is in reference to your fax transmitted on September 7, 2018 regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please note that your request was assigned case control number F-2018-06065. Please reference this case number in future inquiries. For your record, we have attached a copy of the acknowledgement letter the Office of Information Programs and Services' Requester Communications Branch to your mailing address of records.

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